Memphis Made News:

News, thoughts, and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing Co.

Porchfest Comes to Memphis Made

It's finally time for one of the best days of the year in our neighborhood: Porchfest.

As a sponsor, we're hosting shows again this year and will have plenty of beers in the taproom and throughout the neighborhood.


Here's the music schedule:

2 p.m. - Deerfields


4 p.m. - San Salida


Big River Dogs will be parked outside near the I Love Memphis mural to feed the masses.

As always, we also have Aldo's Pizza Pies right next door if you want to order a few pies and bring them to our place. 

And of course, the neighborhood will be alive with the sound of music as more than 118 solo artists, duos, bands and more will be playing on porches, driveways and yards throughout Cooper-Young. 

Make sure to check the Cooper-Young Community Association's website and social media for a map and band schedule.

HOPPED Set For April 13

Now that Spring is here, it’s time to think about hoppy beers.

We’re helping with a day full of them.

This year’s HOPPED festival will be Saturday, April 13 with a day full of hoppy beers, music, food, comedy, and more.

The festival starts at noon and we’ll have several limited run beers from our brewers and some from our friends at Memphis Filling Station. In case you haven't heard, they've been hosting a ghost taproom at our Midtown location for the past few months. Very scary.

Jeff Hulett & the Hand Me Downs and San Salida will be rocking out and Chi Phi and Emporio’s Table food trucks will be parked outside to keep everyone fed for the festival.

Since it’s the second Saturday of the month, we’re keeping it going late into the night with the Comma Comedians.

They’ll be putting on their free Drafts and Laughs comedy show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Maggie Davis designed this year's festival posters and copies will be available at HOPPED.

Keep an eye on our social media for beer announcements and other additions to the festival. 


Our Thoughts Turn to Spring

The calendar says Spring begins March 19, and we've prepared for it the only way we know how: spring beers.

We're releasing kegs and cans of Dockside and Prince Mango this week to help you get ready for warmer weather.

Here's a little reminder of what to expect:


Dockside (5.5 percent ABV)   

This smooth wheat ale with late addition hops is a springtime beer for warmer weather. Its light color and medium body is perfect for coming out of hibernation into the sunshine. Dockside contains hints of lemon and orange from the Mandarina Bavaria hops and the smooth wheat malt, making this the go-to beer for spring. When the temperature swells, it's time to get Dockside.


Prince Mango (6.3 percent ABV)

The space prince has returned! This Zambodian IPA is adorned with traditional flavors and aromas of frickle pear, pink zorbel berries, and overripe glorbos. Flavors like this can only come from unearthly sources, or maybe it's the addition of way too much hops and real mango. It's fruit forward, hoppy and delicious. You'll feel its hazy effects as it takes you to another world and back.  

MFS Brewing's Ghost Taproom

When we started Memphis Made Brewing in 2013, part of our mission was to help grow the craft beer scene in our hometown.

We're continuing that idea by hosting MFS Brewing for a ghost taproom at our place until their brewery opens downtown later this year.

They are starting out with four beers Saturday, Feb. 10 but will have various beers on tap throughout their stay.

The first four beers are Left Handed Screwdriver, Re-Spec'd, Happy Little Toolbox, and Workbench IPA.

Left Handed Screwdriver is a honey citrus wheat with oranges, honey, and coriander.

Re-Spec'd is a pecan pie a la mode with coffee pastry stout. It's made with J. Brooks MFS Brewer's Blend coffee.

Happy Little Toolbox is a ginger molasses cookie imperial stout with a blend of cinnamon, allspice berries, and vanilla

Workbench IPA is an approachable IPA with Medusa and El Dorado hops.


Come by and try these beers and maybe meet the MFS Brewing team.

On The Road Again

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is hitting the road in 2024, bringing beer and beer-related  knowledge to the people.

First, we'll be spending a couple days in St. Louis, partnering with our friends at International Tap House.

Jan. 23, we'll be at their Soulard location with beer, prizes, and more for their trivia night.

The next night, we're taking the show to their Delmar location. In addition to Fireside and GonerBrau, which are available throughout Missouri, we'll be bringing some special beers just for these events. Both events start around 7:30 p.m.

Next, we're heading east for a beer tasting in Nashville. We'll be at the Total Wine & More in Brentwood on Jan. 26. We'll be on site sampling beers and distributing the Memphis Made merch from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Finally, we'll be back in Missouri on Feb. 10 for a beer festival. We'll be attending the Brews in the Bluff in Poplar Bluff so stop by and meet the people who brew the beer you drink.

If we've missed your town or you have a beer festival or event you'd like us to attend, please reach out at and we'll see if we can add you to the schedule.